Hi. My name is Raul and I am an individual passionate about building the decentralized web and contributing to a future where blockchain technology radically transforms our daily lives.
“why we make the things we make says a lot about us”
Originally from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, I studied Computer Science at Harvard University, where I learned how important it is to harness the power of machines to craft technology people want.
I currently co-lead a team, Prysmatic Labs, working on implementing the core Ethereum blockchain protocol , including its major scalability upgrades using Proof of Stake and Sharding. My team has received over $1,500,000 in donations and grants alone. We have created a project named Prysm fully open source as the future, production-quality client for Ethereum 2.0.
While at Harvard, I started my own company called Kynplex that made it easy for anyone to stay updated on the latest scientific trends. In 2016, I received the Thiel Fellowship: a $100k grant that allowed me to take 2 years off school to pursue my passions.
Thanks to the fellowship, I got into Ethereum and now I am a blockchain developer interested in building core improvements to the protocol including Proof of Stake, Sharding, and new models of state execution.
In my free time, I love spending time by the water of beautiful lake Michigan, practicing Chinese calligraphy, and spending quality with my love, Jiaqi Mai.